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Does anyone know what the age requirement was to witness a naturalization in 1900? I have found transcriptions of two naturalization records that only identify the witness by the first initial and surname. Assuming the initial is transcribed correctly, there are two possibilities in my family tree (a very rare surname), and one of them would only have been 17. The other spelled their surname differently, but that could have been transcribed incorrectly as well.
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I'm no pro, but I do know that the witness was required to swear under oath to an officer of the court handling the naturalization.  So the witness would have had to be in his majority.  I would figure 21, although 18 may not be impossible, and it might vary by jurisdiction.  But I strongly doubt that a 17-yr-old would be seen as old enough in any jurisdiction.
Hopefully, someone with more knowledge will chime in....
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Share your surnames here, and mention for what time periods they have resided in St. Louis.
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When making a request, be as specific as possible regarding names, dates, and records. Whether or not requests will be fulfilled will depend a lot on who joins the community. Personally, I have access to several online databases through my St. Louis County Library membership, but I am unable to get to the library for microfilm research very often.
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If you live in the US and are of Voting age...Tuesday November 6...Vote.

Back in 2008 we had the highest turnout since 1968, but it was still only 57%. It would be nice to get it back over 60% where it was in the 1960s.  (The turnout in non-Presidential elections is even more depressing.)
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The June issue of Children, Churches and Daddies contains a poem of mine. You can read it online for free, or buy yourself a dead-tree copy to treasure offline.

http://scars.tv/ccd-new-issue.htm
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I see.
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Surnames:
Cruvant/Kruvant 1880-
Blatt 1880-
Feinstein 1890-
Newmark 1908-
Oberman 1890-
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If you are willing to take photographs in cemeteries, conduct research at local archives, etc, feel free to offer your services here, provide a means to contact you, mention whether or not there will be a fee, etc.

Don't repost daily. Those seeking help can scroll down. Monthly reposting should be fine. I can revise that up or down upon group consensus.
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Please feel free to discuss anything related to St. Louis Genealogical Research in this category. 
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The message in this article isn't limited to the UK and Europe
 
"A tide of Islamophobia has swept Europe for many years, and – shamefully – all too few have taken a stand." Owen Jones writes about bigotry and hatred in the UK against Muslims - and why more of us need to stand up to it. 
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SMBC - a webcomic that is humorous on a quantum level!
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Word Warper and Family Gravedigger
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Poet, Genealogist, Progressive, Geek.
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Divergent Yet Intersecting
©Dec 2008 - John Newmark

Transylvania, Holland, Alsace, Poland,
England, Germany, Lithuania and Texas
all contain soil upon which ancestors dwelt;
Farmers, beekeepers, shepherds,
tailors, blacksmiths, salesmen,
clergy, judges, and doctors.

As I research ancestral lines I discover
some ancestors celebrated Hanuka,
others Christmas, and still others
the Green Corn Ceremony;
Jewish, Methodist Episcopalian,
Puritan, Christian Scientist, Mennonite,
Choctaw, and Cherokee.

I shall never find the records
for my distant ancestors
who either came to this continent
by crossing the Land Bridge,
or originally emerged
from the Nanih Waiya in Mississippi.

I delve through obituaries,
microfilm depositories,
internet databases;
I interview relatives,
and rummage through attics.

What I find doesn't alter who I am;
It illuminates the divergent,
yet still intersecting
paths of my ancestors.
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  • Clayton High School
  • Grinnell College
  • Washington University
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